4,500-Year-Old Burial Uncovered in Northern England

News March 27, 2024

Yorkshire Human Remains
(Yorkshire Water)
Yorkshire Human Remains

EAST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that three archaeological sites were discovered by researchers associated with Yorkshire Water during a sewer construction project in northern England. The first is a well-preserved circular monument containing human remains thought to be about 4,500 years old. The remains were buried in a crouched position and then were likely covered with burned stone and charcoal to form a dome-shaped mound. The second site features parts of a Roman road flanked by drainage ditches. This road likely traveled to the nearby Roman town of Derventio. The third site features a burnt mound, including a small oven and a deep pit thought to have been used as a wood-lined well. To read about jet gemstones from Yorkshire that were found in a 4,000-year-old burial on the Isle of Man, go to "Jetting Across the British Isles."

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